Limetree Festival by Rachel McGahey
On Saturday we awoke to a rather wet and cold day however we didn’t let this dampen our spirits. We set about installing the Our Sansar stand complete with sign board, donation buckets and information leaflets. The wonderfully talented blues musician Marcus Bonfanti (check him out at www.marcusbonfanti.com) arrived to represent Our Sansar on the James Rae stage at 2pm.
Glamping in the Peaks by Rikki Sullivan
We were all very happy (and surprised) to find that the FSI were not expecting us small charities to suffer for our causes, we were welcomed with toilets better than those found in many bars, equipped with Molton Brown hand-wash and cream and loo roll aplenty! It didn’t stop there, hot showers and electric BBQ’s meant we were definitely glamping! And yes, we loved it!
News from Chitwan by David Britten
David and Jackie arrived in Nepal beginning of May. They will spend 1 year in Chitwan. Jackie is teaching at a local school and David is assisting with the children's home project for street children. Here's David's first story from Nepal.
Flights were uneventful, which is good. The 6 hour wait at Abu Dhabi was difficult as they chose this week to do some restructuring work to the terminal building. Trying to grab some sleep with jackhammers going was not easy.
We were in Kathmandu for a week before heading off to Chitwan for induction. Nepali language classes have started and are a struggle, there does not appear to be any concept of teaching Nepali as a foreign language. Happy that we are in Chitwan, other volunteers have learned Nepali and then gone off to remote areas to discover that the locals do not speak Nepali.
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